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macule

[mak-yool] /ˈmæk yul/
noun
1.
2.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), maculed, maculing.
3.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula
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British Dictionary definitions for macule

mackle1

/ˈmækəl/
noun
1.
(printing) a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain

macula

/ˈmækjʊlə/
noun (anatomy) (pl) -ulae (-jʊˌliː), -ules
1.
a small spot or area of distinct colour, esp the macula lutea
2.
any small discoloured spot or blemish on the skin, such as a freckle
Derived Forms
macular, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin

macule

/ˈmækjuːl/
noun
1.
(anatomy) another name for macula
2.
(printing) another name for mackle1
Word Origin
C15: from Latin macula spot
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Word Origin and History for macule
n.

"blemish, spot," late 15c., from Latin macula (see macula), perhaps via French macule.

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macule in Medicine

macule mac·ule (māk'yōōl')
n.
Variant of macula.

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